Nationwide survey on complications of spine surgery in Japan.

  title={Nationwide survey on complications of spine surgery in Japan.},
  author={Yutaka Nohara and Hiroshi Taneichi and Kazumasa Ueyama and Norio Kawahara and Keiichiro Shiba and Yasuaki Tokuhashi and Toshikazu Tani and Shinnosuke Nakahara and Takahiro Iida},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  volume={9 5},
The Japan Spine Research Society carried out a nationwide survey on complications of the spine, enrolling a total of 16 157 patients who had undergone spine surgery in 196 institutes in the 1-year period from January to December 2001. Diseases, surgical procedures, and complications were surveyed in detail. Forty-nine percent of patients were aged 60 years or older, which was remarkably increased in comparison with the percentage reported by the 1994 survey (37.3%). The number of cases with… CONTINUE READING
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